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Bombhead
Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 10th, 2012, 7:51 pm
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Good work eswube.IMO it's harder to draw small ships and get them right than big ones.


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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 11th, 2012, 1:02 am
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Whilst I don't post much, I do actually like this thread and find it very interesting. To echo Bombheads' comments, very good work Eswube. Thank you.

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 11th, 2012, 3:51 am
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Awesome comeback, eswube!
Can you put something like "As built" and "1960's refit" on the templates?

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 11th, 2012, 7:15 am
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Good job mate, as Bombhead say it's hard to draw good small ships so double good job. ;)

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 11th, 2012, 7:45 am
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Excellent topic, keep up the good work :)


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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 11th, 2012, 4:37 pm
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Thank You Gentlemen for Your encouraging words. I'm trying to do my best. :)

Coast Guard patrol craft of the Project 902 (NATO: Gdansk) were a larger follow-on design to the Project 9. Between 1959 and 1960 9 such ships entered service that lasted until 1983-1986.

Notable are their names, apparently coined by some homegrown pseudo-astronomer from the Navy HQ that wanted to look sophisticated.
While "Neptun" (Neptune), "Saturn", "Pegaz" (Pegasus), "Orion", "Kastor" (Castor) and "Wega" (Vega) are generally fine (being names of planets, constellations and stars), the remaining three... well...
As for "Jupiter" there is no celestial object that would be called so in Polish language, as this planet is called here "Jowisz".
As for "Minor" I believe there is no such celestial object at all, since the word means simply "lesser" or "smaller".
And as for "Cirus" it's completely unknown what that was supposed to mean. Closest match would be "cirrus" but that's a cloud, so the only thing it has in connection with the rest of the ship's names is that it also could be seen in the sky. :P

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 11th, 2012, 7:51 pm
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Excellent additions. Really interesting and educational.

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: April 13th, 2012, 8:38 pm
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@Hood - Thank You very much! :)

Twelve small patrol craft of the Project 90 (NATO code: Wisloka) entered service in the Coast Guard between 1973 and 1977 and served until between 1998 and 2009. There were two groups of them (earlier and later), that could be distinguished by the different superstructure, but this isn't - as far as I know - reflected in the type designation, therefore both variants are included in one picture (1st in older painting scheme of the Border Protection Ships Brigade and 2nd in the current painting scheme of the Border Guard).
KP in the pennant numbers stands for "Kuter Patrolowy" (Patrol Cutter) and SG for "Straż Graniczna" (Border Guard).

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: May 13th, 2012, 3:19 pm
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My todays addition isn't exactly new - both these ships were already drawn by me in my very first thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1995

Since then I have obtained better plans and decided to redraw both ships pictured there (correcting in the process a significant error in scaling, thanks to which in previous drawings they were both over a metre too long).

First is Coast Guard patrol craft of the 912 type (Fala class, or Obluze in NATO code). In the years 1965-2008 five such vessels served in the Maritime Brigade of the Border Defence Troops, renamed in 1991 into Border Guard. Picture shows one of the ships during last years of it's service.
It should be noted, that during their service their tactical numbers slightly changed. Initially first three units wore numbers (respectively): OP-301, OP-302 and OP-303, but in 1967 numeration was changed and they were renumbered to OP-321, OP-322, OP-323 and two newly-built units in the series were given numbers OP-324 and OP-325. After formation of Border Guard ship numbers were changed into SG-321, SG-322, SG-323, SG-324, SG-325. (OP means Okręt Pogranicza - Border Ship, SG means Straż Graniczna - Border Guard)

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Next is Polish cold war era submarine chaser of the 912M type (Groźny class, or Obluze Mod. in NATO code). Eight such vessels served in the Polish Navy between 1970 and 2004. Picture shows the ship during it's early service - still with MR-104 radar (between mast and funnel).

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Post subject: Re: Small coastal combattants of the Polish Navy and Coast GPosted: May 13th, 2012, 7:13 pm
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Exellent drawings and such a progress in your technique. You're doing great, eswube :)

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